Hettinger sticking around AU Gymnastics

AUBURN, Ala.—Auburn women's gymnastics coach Jeff Graba announced Tuesday that Kurt Hettinger will remain as a part of his coaching staff.

"After being in Auburn and getting to know Kurt, it is clear that he is a good fit for the program," Graba said. "Our coaching philosophies are the same and we will work well together. I have a lot of respect for his coaching abilities and we are lucky to have him."

Hettinger's primary responsibilities under Graba will be to serve as the recruiting coordinator and head bars coach. He will also assist in coaching vault and tumbling.

"My family and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to remain in Auburn," Hettinger said. "Jeff and I get along very well and I know we share the same vision for our gymnasts and this program.  He and I have similar coaching styles and we're both really eager to hit the ground running and get started."

Hettinger has worked with the Auburn gymnastics program since 2008.